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Feb
11

Interior Design Ideas For A Beach House

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I am going to use a beach house that I designed in Fiji as the basis for this article. This is just one couple and their approach to a house with the beach setting. The qualities that this couple envelope are:

  • Not Pretentious: They are down to earth.
  • Entertaining: Although they are private people a lot of the time, they love people, help many people and love to entertain.
  • Quality: They want to buy well so they do not have to buy again.
  • Natural: Blend in with the environment
  • Friendship and love

I know this does not sound like design ideas for the beach, but as a professional interior designer, we must establish the heart of the project for it to be successful. Then the selections of everything are made. I had a head start on this project because I had done a previous design job for them in Nevada, so I came into this project knowing more about them than if this was the first time meeting them.

For this project, natural woods were used. Woven mats, we purchased from Read More→

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Feb
10

Kitchen Interior Design – All Under Counter To Optimize The Fiji View

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Fiji Kitchen

Fiji Kitchen

Kitchen design comes in many shapes and forms, but for this south pacific resort estate, the views are 360 degrees and the clients did not want to miss one degree of their fantastic views.   What were some of the design considerations and remedies used in this kitchen?

First and foremost the kitchen is totally under counter because of the views.  There are 2 Sub-Zero refrigerators and 1 Sub-Zero freezer under counter, also there is a dishwasher and trash compactor.  The oven and microwave are in the island  and the stove top is also on the island.

The windows in this design completely open to bring the outdoors in.  The windows completely open, not only in the kitchen area, but completely around the whole house, the Master Bedroom House and the Guest House.  The elements are right there and the breeze is outrageously wonderful on those clear South Pacific days.

The counter tops are granite.  We selected the granite in So San Francisco CA and had it fabricated there also from the kitchen plans.  The granite  that was chosen is very natural looking, it actually looks like bamboo.  It has natural coloring in beautiful greens, browns, blacks and greys.  The client and I fell in love with it.  The care is super easy, it hardly Read More→

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